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It Will Be Spring When It Is Spring

It Will Be Spring When It Is Spring

The winter was especially long — deeply cold days with lots of wind and interjections of ice and snow. It’s only once we think the bad weather has passed that we begin again, stacking wood, planting, trimming, and cleaning the layers of dust that have accumulated in...

Small Farms

Small Farms

We need to move away from mass production, and there’s zero doubt in my mind we are heading that way. Small farms are the future.

Celebrating the art of plowing

Celebrating the art of plowing

Picture brightly coloured decor, smiling faces, a welcoming ambience under sunny skies, and spectators in a decidedly relaxed mood. That is what greeted visitors to the 2015 edition of the International Plowing Match (IMB) in Finch, Ontario, a festival celebrating the...

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